Water Therapy

June 28, 2010

If floating around in a pool burns calories, then I got a GREAT workout this afternoon!!! 😉 😉

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I had those anxiety chest pains all day today. I think it was just the stress of moving on top of going back to work and having my own floors and all. The day went well, but I couldn’t shake the feeling.

When I got home I received a great shoulder massage from Matt that took ALL the pains away. Then I decided that water therapy was much more appropriate than an elliptical in an air conditioned gym.

To the pool we went!

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I prepared a Gin+Tonic – MINUS the gin! Just tonic, lime and a splash of bitters.

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I studied for my presentation tomorrow and then we splashed around for a while.

The crew made dinner while I packed my lunch for tomorrow and blogged.

I found a lovely windowsill that served well for a blogging station!

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1 out of 3 features were these mushroom raviolis that Karen found at EarthFare.

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Matt microwaved some potatoes to soften them and then pan-seared them in Garlic Gold (in fact, I think everything in this dinner was seasoned with Garlic Gold!) and some dried dill. They were awesome!

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And lastly, we steamed up some kale (drizzled in Garlic Gold..) with carrots and topped with a few goat cheese crumbles.

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A little piece of Great Harvest Rosemary Garlic toast also made it onto my plate.

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I’m still feeling a little hungry – ’bout to go make a dent in this water therapy!!

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Have a good night folks!

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1 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is June 28, 2010 at 7:26 pm

I just love that cover up! That pool looks super relaxing and beautiful.


2 Jenny June 28, 2010 at 7:32 pm

That’s such a pretty dress! A little relaxation never hurt anyone;)


3 Samantha June 28, 2010 at 7:34 pm

I wish you were going to still be in Charolette on Aug 16th…I’d love to meet you. We’re passing through on our way to Cancun:)


4 Sarah June 28, 2010 at 7:34 pm

I’m doing a summer internship as a hospital chaplain this summer and I get those same anxious feelings when I’m on call! I hate being alone and dealing with multiple calls at once and feeling completely incompetent in times of tragedy. I’m sure that massage helped – I try to remind myself to continue to take deep breaths to make it through the day. Good luck!


5 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) June 28, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Just downed a huge chunk of watermelon…just the hydration and sweet I needed post-salty-din din.

Breathe, Kath, breathe. Your stuff is secure in a pod and you can just enjoy being a guest now. 4 more days of work right?


6 lynn (The Actors Diet) June 28, 2010 at 7:36 pm

sorry about the chest pains! glad you are feeling better and taking care of yourself.


7 Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf June 28, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Yay for a pool! I’m excited to finally get to take advantage of our community pool this weekend. :) I don’t plan on doing anything purposely “aerobic.” Just frolicking around!


8 Krystina June 28, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Mmm, I want watermelon.


9 Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! June 28, 2010 at 7:40 pm

water therapy works! also: watermelon therapy :)


10 Estela @ Weekly Bite June 28, 2010 at 7:42 pm

I love laying around at the pool! Hope you get some rest tonight!


11 Brynne June 28, 2010 at 7:46 pm

I love dill potatoes! Mushroom ravioli and goat cheese aren’t bad either 😉


12 [email protected]://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ June 28, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Cute dress. I like the idea of microwaving the potatoes first to soften them. I have such a hard time cooking any kind of potato.


13 christina cadden June 28, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Love water therapy!


14 [email protected] June 28, 2010 at 7:52 pm

I love your dress. Too cute!

Love being pool side!


15 Kaz June 28, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Gorgeous dress! Definitely take some time for yourself. I’m glad you were able to unwind a bit today.


16 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) June 28, 2010 at 7:59 pm

You look relaxed by the pool! Sorry for the stress, but I am glad you got a little time to relax tonight! Enjoy the rest of your evening!


17 Lauren June 28, 2010 at 8:06 pm

So jealous that you have a nice pool at your disposal. I would be getting some serious use out of that thing!


18 Callie June 28, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Laying around the pool seems to make everything better… glad you got time to relax after all that moving. :)


19 A Teenage Gourmet (Sami) June 28, 2010 at 8:10 pm

Watermelon! I’m thinking about becoming a member of food buzz, what are the pros and cons? Any help would be appreciated.


20 Mary Frances June 28, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Kath & Matt,
Congratulations on beginning your next chapter. Wow… looks like you’re living at a resort–very swanky! Enjoy it–you deserve it. Wanted to wait a couple of days to send so you weren’t too overloaded with comments during such a whirlwind of moving. Looks like your family and friends are real professional moving engineers. I am sure settlement will go fine, but it sure will feel great to have that behind you and be relaxing at the beach. LOL


21 Laura (Starloz) June 28, 2010 at 8:12 pm

cute dress & lovely pool. being a city girl, i havent seen huge pools & backyards for ages!


22 Mary @ Bites and Bliss June 28, 2010 at 8:15 pm

That’s my kind of workout!! 😉


23 Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 28, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Your dinner sounds soooo good and full of delicious veggies!


24 foodandfarm June 28, 2010 at 8:27 pm

i am always amazed at the ways you are able to come up with meat-less dinners… if only i were so creative! watermelon is a wonderful thirst quencher/dessert in the summer!


25 Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy June 28, 2010 at 8:34 pm

I absolutely think swimming is a form of therapy!

I hope things calm down and you’re able to relax soon! Moving is stressful enough without career/school stuff thrown on top!


26 Kaci Higgins June 28, 2010 at 8:35 pm

I love your dress! Where did you get it?!
Floating around in the pool or lake definitely counts as a workout which I love because I do that often. 😉
I’m sure the chest pains & stress is super normal, but YOU CAN DO IT! Just take everything a little at a time. My Dad always says, “Don’t sweat the small stuff, & remember, it’s all small stuff.”. :)


27 Heather June 28, 2010 at 8:42 pm

that pool looks so refreshing!


28 Lisa @bakebikeblog June 28, 2010 at 8:44 pm

What a gorgeous summery dress!!!!


29 Sims June 28, 2010 at 8:50 pm

your dress looks like a moo moo that a 300 lb woman would wear. Come on, live a little.. show some skin..


30 emily June 28, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Are you trying to spell the word mumu? I think what’s special about your comment is how you managed to insult more than one group of people, all at once.


31 Wei-Wei June 28, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Man, Sims… you gotta watch what you say here. There are people trying to lose weight (not that I’m one of them) but please don’t stereotype.


32 Becky June 29, 2010 at 5:45 am

Um, yikes. I don’t think it’s a dress, I think it’s a beach/pool cover up. It’s supposed to be comfortable, not seductive!


33 Faith @ LovelyAsCharged June 28, 2010 at 9:14 pm

Can I just have your whole dinner? Please? Even though I didn’t have the intense pool-floating workout you did to refuel from? 😉


34 [email protected] June 28, 2010 at 9:23 pm

what a great day and you look so relaxed!


35 Camille June 28, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Dinner looks fabulous dahling (said in a Southern Drawl)


36 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] June 28, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Cute cover-up! Hope your presentation goes well…


37 Diana @ frontyardfoodie June 28, 2010 at 9:50 pm

I hope that pool helped! Love the dress and you should totally get a smaller version of that umbrella for a hat because it would look SO cute on you.


38 Kath June 29, 2010 at 5:51 am



39 Jodie June 28, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Love the dress. A question for you, if a recipe calls for 1 stick of butter, what is a good replacement to cut down on the calories and fat? Thanks.


40 Kath June 29, 2010 at 5:51 am

Use less butter? Use whipped butter? Use 1 stick and eat less of the finished product?


41 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter June 28, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Water therapy is great! Matt is just such a great husband for giving you a shoulder rub.


42 Hannah June 28, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Those potatoes look divine! And I tried kale for the first time ever yesterday – so good! I was going to make your kale chips but I thought it’d stretch further if I made a kale and seaweed salad, but then I ate it all in one go anyway, so that defeated the stretching-out purpose! 😛


43 Megan June 28, 2010 at 10:20 pm

I love your dress. It’s really cute.

I get those anxiety chest pains too. I had them all last week. I think it must have been the week for moving because I did it that as well and it’s so stressful. Let’s hope it’s a better week for both of us and life gets back to a normal pace. :)


44 Jackie (Peaces of Earth) June 28, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Water therapy cures all. I hope it made you feel at least a little better!!


45 Ashley June 28, 2010 at 10:46 pm

Take it easy girl!!! Glad you got some relaxation time in…love those sunglasses :)


46 Wei-Wei June 28, 2010 at 10:50 pm

I guess that would be water therapy! I hope you’re having fun relaxing :) Oh, and your Garlic Gold’d dinner looks deliiiiicious!



47 Marina June 28, 2010 at 11:02 pm

That dress is so nice! Looks really comfy.
Oh how I would love to have a pool in my house, to lounge there all day, reading, swimming…amazing


48 The Wife of a Dairyman June 29, 2010 at 12:03 am

Dinner looks great and so does that pool! How relaxing :)


49 Kerri June 29, 2010 at 12:13 am

I think I have the same glasses in pink. Kohl’s?


50 Kath June 29, 2010 at 5:51 am

Forever 21!


51 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 29, 2010 at 2:28 am

You look so sophisticated in your poolside clothing! Like one of those fancy women from a 60s film, with the umbrella etc. Love it!
Good luck in your presentation today :)


52 Vicky June 29, 2010 at 2:32 am

Some quality time at the pool sounds wonderful. Can’t wait till I get home to do that as well! And I love your dress! So cute!


53 The 50 Best Health Blogs June 29, 2010 at 4:24 am

Great looking pool!


54 kristine June 29, 2010 at 5:03 am

Kath, I LOVE that dress! Where did you get it?


55 Kath June 29, 2010 at 5:50 am

Pool cover up from Old Navy a few years ago!!


56 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies June 29, 2010 at 5:56 am

Lovin the pool-side relaxation! and that dinner looks so good.


57 Simply Life June 29, 2010 at 6:45 am

oh that pool looks so refreshing!


58 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 29, 2010 at 7:35 am

It looks like you had an awesome relaxing day. Love your dress! :)


59 Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear June 29, 2010 at 8:28 am

Those potatoes look so good :)


60 andrea June 29, 2010 at 10:10 am

That water looks beautiful! Gorgeous dress :)


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